Thursday, April 21, 2011

Aleph of Love, You Bet

This compendium is respectfully dedicated to comedian, actor, radio personality, author, and most importantly, my close friend of over two decades, Dino Tripodis, on this his 52nd birthday: Appropriate to the theme of this post, he has always loved the movies, and he is most definitely a memorable character.

Taking on a long-overdue impetus from Brian Saur at Rupert Pupkin Speaks, I am presenting an entry in the ongoing "Cinematic Alphabet" meme. But I decided to do it a little differently - instead of movie titles or movie actors, since in each category some letters had a monopoly on my favorites than others, I decided to try an alphabetical list of favorite characters. There was still some overlap on some letters - whether I used first or last names, poor Corrine Burns from LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FABULOUS STAINS still got trumped by someone else - but for the most part, I think this is an excellent, eclectic sampling of some of the people I've enjoyed meeting at the movies:

A is for Alice Spages

B is for Beatles

C is for C.C. Baxter

D is for Doria Houston, Miss Anaheim

E is for Edward D. Wood, Jr.

F is for Frank'n'Furter, Dr.

G is for Girl

H is for Henry Hill

I is for Ian Curtis

J is for J.J. Hunsecker

K is for Kira

L is for Lloyd Dobler

M is for Mac MacIntyre

N is for Nick Burns
(a/k/a Wilbur Malcome Burns / Theodore Burns / Raphael Sabatini / Dr. Morris Fishbein / Woodrow Burns / Chevrolet Burns / Big Sam Burns / Lefty Burns)

O is for Otis P. Driftwood

P is for Primo

Q is for Queen Bee

R is for Rudy Russo

S is for Suzy Banyon

T is for Tripper Harrison

U is for Ursa

V is for Varla

W is for Wallace Wells

X is for Xu Jiazhen

Y is for Yolanda Honey Bunny

Z is for Zachary Garber, Lt.

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